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Old 04-17-2016, 10:39 PM   #1
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Slideout problem

Well, we came over some rough road traveling north through Arkansas up to Joplin, Mo. We have a 36FB and when we put the main slides out, the passenger side slide started separating the inside fascia from the slide. About an inch gap. The forward end of the slide seems to be tilted out at the top. Anyone else had this problem? Any recommendations or easy fixes?

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Old 04-18-2016, 03:14 AM   #2
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Did that catch on the sofa? We remove and place that end cushion on a recliner because we almost took that trim piece off in our early RW Days.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:37 AM   #3
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It must be over extending........mine did that and Redwood fixed it.
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It must be over extending........mine did that and Redwood fixed it.
Dave may be on the right track. It may not have anything to do with what Dave is suggesting but it is a very good possibility. I have had some issues with my kitchen slide and after dealing with it I suspect other Redwood owners will eventually be dealing with similar issues based on the type of "adjustable slide bracket" that Redwood uses. If you look under the slide you will see 2 rams (square tubes that slide in and out from the frame). The active ram will be the one with the additional silver rod (hydraulic) that actually controls the distances the slide goes in and out. The other ram is the passive ram and simply follows the active rams guide by the running gear which runs from the active ram across to the passive ram. Any adjustment to in and out travel are made by adjusting the three nuts on the active ram. Directions can be found on the Lci website. I suspect that if one side is extending farther than the other side, I would look at the end of the passive slide and check the adjustable bracket. This bracket(on my 31SL) has only 1 bolt attaching it to the ram. It has an adjustable slot cut into it on the top which, when the bolt is loosened, will allow that end of the slide to be pushed in or out so it will be synchronized with the active ram side. My bracket was bent from the slide weight which is not allowing the slide top to be parallel with the side of the redwood. Also, because the bracket only has 1 bolt holding it on the ram, the bracket is also bent. I was able to loosen the bolt and with a jack and help, I was able to adjust mine enough to resolve my immediate issue but the design is troubling to say the least. I visited a local dealership to see what the tech would suggest as a fix. He showed me SOB with the exact system and it was also bent. He stated that he thought Lci had come out with a new bracket with 2 bolts holding it on the end of the ram. I then contacted Lci which couldn't even tell me which slide system the Redwood had. He stated that Lci would normally use the 2 1/2 inch slide system on fifth wheels as heavy as Redwoods but they only provide what the manufacturer orders. He told me to measure the inside ram tube to determine the slide system mine has. It measures 2" not 21/2". So then the question is, "Is redwood under building for the sake of saving money" or does the tech at Lci even know what he is talking about"? I then called Tiara RV hoping they could tell me what bracket I needed to order to fix the issue and they stated that I would have to get that info from LcI. Good luck with that. I found a parts list from Lci showing the different bracket available and I ordered what I think is a 2 bolt bracket that may work to sturdy up that end. I received the bracket but they are made a little different and I have not been able to get to the Redwood yet to see if it may work. Sorry I went on and on and may have caused more confusion but I think it would be in all the owners best interest to check out the passive slide adjustable brackets to see if this will be an issue for them in the future.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:57 PM   #5
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Slide trouble

Thanks Rick and Dave. I have an appointment next week to have it looked at. I literally have a one inch gap between the fascia and the backer boards. I called the factory customer service line and they sent me an e-mail covering adjustment and said they wouldn't look at it unless it was under warranty. Big help.
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Just to post an update. There is much confusion in the Lci literature and parts list as to what adjustable head assemblies are even available right now. Many of the head assemblies shown on their parts list for the 2" x 2" slide systems will not even come up when you input their part numbers in the "search" so apparently many are no longer available. The part I ordered to replace the single hole adjustable head on the kitchen slide was "173594". When I checked to see if it was the one I needed it is not but it is the one that will work on the dining slide (flush floor side). I have found 2 others in their parts lists that are available, #166441 and #148425. I believe the "148425 is exactly what is on there now but I would like to get Lci to confirm that. The other, "166441" I believe may be the one needed for the raised kitchen slide. I'm hoping it is the one that replaced the 1 hole assembly that is on there now. I will be contacting Lci to see if I can get more detailed explanation of the two assemblies. If I ever can confirm that one of those is the correct one, I will order one and give an update when I get it.
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Old 04-29-2016, 04:33 AM   #7
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Thanks Rick. I get my RW back on Saturday. When I get I want to see if I have the one hole or two hole version. One of the repair items is the curb side slide.
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Thanks Rick. I get my RW back on Saturday. When I get I want to see if I have the one hole or two hole version. One of the repair items is the curb side slide.
Scott, since yours is newer then mine, I will be interested in seeing if your slides have the 1 or 2 hole assemblies. I haven't had much time recently contact Lci to figure this thing out. Been in the middle of painting the exterior of a house. Almost done, so maybe next week I can figure this thing out.
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Can you post a pic of yours. Mine has 2 bolts holding the end of the slide to the track
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Can you post a pic of yours. Mine has 2 bolts holding the end of the slide to the track
Shane, I can't find my pic right now but I attached it on another thread. Look under Redwood Care and Feeding, thread "Synchronizing Kitchen Slide" post #4. I hope this helps, if you can't easily find it, I will search for my pic and repost. Could you post a pic of yours? Trying to figure out the correct part number. If you go to Lci parts and search for the part numbers I posted previously it will give you an idea of what I am up against. If you look at the passive ram on the dining room slide and the kitchen slide you will see the difference in the two assemblies. I have managed to purchase the correct one for the dining slide but the kitchen slide assembly has a 1 3/4 inch offset where the u-channel meets the flat part. Hope this helps.
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